ERIC Number: ED223174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Applying Successful Policies and Programs to Students, Institutions, and the Community. A Foreword to the Higher Education/CETA Project.
Lapin, Joel D.
An overview is presented of the scope of a series of monographs produced as part of the American Council on Education's Higher Education/Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) Project, which was supported by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. The monographs discuss contemporary policy issues concerned with higher education's relationship with occupational training and present case studies of two- and four-year educational institutions. The focus is the benefits that have emerged for students in particular and institutions and communities in general as a result of successful relationships between CETA and higher education. The monographs highlight colleges and universities that have improved areas such as instruction, student services, linking work and education, institutional leadership, policy development, and working with the private sector. The Higher Education/CETA Project has underscored the importance of the following three points: (1) in general, successful organizational structures and processes between CETA and higher education would apply to relationships between private and public training and employment organizations; (2) the programmatic relationships between CETA and higher education are not limited to improving the learning and life chances of CETA students but often apply to learners in general; and (3) college and university personnel, structures, and processes established and/or developed through relationships with CETA and the private sector will continue to be important in their own right and as they mesh with future government-funded programs. Each monograph contains a series of action-oriented recommendations for higher education leaders and employment and training administrators. (SW)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Case Studies, Community Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Employment Services, Federal Programs, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Industry, Instructional Improvement, Job Development, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Leadership, Linking Agents, Public Policy, School Business Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act